[caption id="attachment_139" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Designer, Kate Fisher, in element creating future collections while in Nepal in October 2013[/caption] The seeds of Synergy Organic Clothing were planted in 1993, by designer and co-owner, Kate Fisher, when she set off for Kathmandu, Nepal at the age of 21 with adventure in her eyes. In the midst of her extensive travels in Asia she started buying textiles and clothing that she then sold upon her return home. A business was born. In time, and after the birth of their first child in 2006, she partnered up with her husband and co-owner, Henry Schwab. Together they have integrated her interest in clothing and textile design, with his experience of having worked for GreenPeace and co-founding Phish’s touring division of The Waterwheel Foundation. With a shared vision of a sustainable business model they are creating a brand that reflects their organic roots and adventurous spirits. Our mission is to create eco-friendly and fashion-forward clothing and yoga apparel for women. Always striving to be mindful and conscious in every facet of our business, we produce sustainable and organic fair trade clothing that lets you look and feel your best. We want all women to radiate effortless style while treading gently on the Earth. [caption id="attachment_133" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Our skilled craftswomen who hand-sewn all of our applique designs in Nepal.[/caption] Predominantly working with organic cotton from India using only low impact dyes our clothing is manufactured in Nepal, according to fair trade practices. These practice are verified by our long-term relationships with our manufacturers and our frequent trips to Nepal. Synergy was created in the spirit of adventure and with the vision of being a synergy of both Eastern and Western design influences and looks to the world around in its approach to design. Taking inspiration from both the natural and urban landscapes, in addition to modern and ancient cultural influences we continue to be inspired by earths beauty. [caption id="attachment_134" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Synergy Organic Clothing U.S. employees at the holiday party in December 2013[/caption] Over the years our brand has grown to include 3 retail locations, an e-commerce website, a wholesale business to over 1,000 accounts internationally and domestic, including SW region Whole Foods Markets. Yet we have still hung onto our original roots, and take pride in our one on one service. We are a family operated business, and our staff is like family to us. Our spirit of adventure is still quenched through our trips to Nepal, as well as along the festival circuit, where we got our start selling. We hope to see you all along the path of adventure and we thank you for being a part of Synergy.
It’s officially Spring, and while that brings with it some much needed sunshine and blossoms, it also marks a year long pandemic anniversary. It’s wild to acknowledge how long we’ve all been in this; learning, changing, adapting, improvising in every way of being.
Awareness of the earth’s natural rhythms harmonizes us with her cycles, it helps us align our personal cycles with nature’s, which can give us more grounding and ease in an often unstable world. As the renowned author Joseph Campbell said, “The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature.” The equinoxes and solstices of the year give us the perfect opportunity to do just that.
December 21st marks the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, where many cultures celebrate the first day of winter or “mid winter.” On this day the sun is at its lowest daily maximum elevation in the sky, which means it is the shortest day and longest night of the year.